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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Launching February, Features Cranky Kong

Posted on December 7, 2013 AT 05:37pm

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will launch February 21 in North America and feature Cranky Kong as a playable character, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime revealed during VGX today.

While speaking to co-hosts Geoff Keighley and Joel McHale, Fils-Aime debuted footage of Cranky Kong in action, who can avoid spike pits by bouncing on his cane not unlike Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales (or DuckTales Remastered, if you prefer). Cranky Kong joins Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong among Tropical Freeze’s list of playable characters.

Originally slated for release this month (yesterday, in fact), Wii U–exclusive Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was delayed for unknown reasons to February 21, 2014.

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